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View Diary: The Pope Takes a Poke at Paganism (206 comments)

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  •  I believe the diarist (4+ / 0-)

    is explaining that the pope was using the term 'pagan' in a negative context. That is, he was condemning/insulting Christians who worshiped money by calling them pagans.

    It certainly wasn't meant as a compliment. It is the use of pagans as a derogatory term that is insulting to pagans, much like how here on DKos we object quite strongly to people using words like 'gay' as derogatory terms, even if there is no actual homosexuality implied in context.

    Now, if it is just a transcription or translation error, that lessens the sin considerably, but it still means that the people responsible for the translation need to be more careful, if they didn't represent the Pope's words accurately.

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